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Former WC baseball player signs with McPherson College

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DJ Lewis (Photo courtesy SMCC Athletics)

Southwest Mississippi Community College outfielder DJ Lewis has signed a scholarship to play at McPherson College in Kansas to further his playing career.

Lewis, a former Warren Central High School Viking, has played baseball for the last two years at SMCC. This year, he had 11 hits, including three doubles, five runs batted in and a pair of stolen bases when the season came to an early end because of the coronavirus.

Lewis has impressed his coaches over the past two years, and they are happy to see him take the  next step in his career.

“Lewis is the type of player that can make things happen. He hits from the left side and runs well and can cause a lot of problems for teams defensively. He manned left field for us and did a great job. I’m very excited that McPherson is giving his this opportunity,” SWCC head coach Ken Jackson told Southwest Sports.

When he arrives at McPherson in the fall, Lewis plans on majoring in criminal justice.

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